How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes

Modern techniques allow reprographic quality copies of any printed material. Fortunately, Euro currency notes have a combination of different security elements that make counterfeiting very difficult. However, you may come across counterfeit euro banknotes of different values or denominations, which is why OneHowTo have got some tips for detecting counterfeit banknotes so you can avoid problems.

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Steps to follow:

Feel an original Euro banknote of each denomination and get used to the texture and colour, as each denomination has a dominant colour that helps identify it. It is a strong, tough and rough texture, which is gradually lost with use.

How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes - Step 1

The size of banknotes varies. The greater the value, the greater the size. So the smallest is the 5 EUR note and the largest is the 500 EUR note.


The main features found on banknotes are:

1.The name of the coin written in Latin (EURO) and Greek (EYPW).

2.The initials of the European Central Bank in five linguistic variants: BCE, ECB, EZB, EKT y EKP - these are the eleven official languages of the European Community.

3. The © symbol indicating legal protection (copyright).

4. The signature of Willem F. Duisenberg, the President of the European Central Bank.

5. The flag of the European Union.

How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes - Step 3

Another feature is the impression of the face value in large numbers on the banknotes . These are done in a darker ink and with the use of embossing elements on the Euro banknotes.

How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes - Step 4

Other security features that are found on euro banknotes can be identified by tilting the note at an angle and/or using a backlight.

1. Watermark: one image and the value of the bank note are seen.

2. Security Thread: a dark line is seen when the note is carefully examined.

3. Hologram: if you tilt the banknote to the right with its architectural motif facing you, the figure indicating the value of the ticket is seen. This is featured in larger value notes: 50, 100, 200 and 500.

4. The ink colour changes: in Euro banknotes of higher value, when tilting the note back, the figure indicating the value of the note changes from purple to green or brown.

How To Detect Fake Euro Banknotes - Step 5

In the upper left-hand corner you can see number indicating the value of the note. If you set it against a backlight, then you can see the entire value. And from the 50 Euro note and upwards, in the bottom left you can see an inscription: Euro VALUE Euros EYPOW Value.

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  • Get to know the Euro currency and become familiar with the notes themselves.

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